Whats the best size for a hometheater room?

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  1. Spector

    Spector Stunt Coordinator

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    We are building a new house and I want to know what you guys think is the best size for a hometheater room. I don't want it to be way big because the rooms purpose is for only one thing.

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  2. Dave Poehlman

    Dave Poehlman Producer

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    It's not so much the size of the room, but the ratio (length x width x height) you use to avoid acoustic problems. Ideally, you would build a room with no parallel surfaces to avoid standing waves... but that would look silly (and would be hard to hang those movie posters).
    The general concensus is to then go with a ratio that the fewest amount of frequencies will "stand" in. One rule of thumb is the "Golden Mean" which would be a 1 x 1.618 x .6. (IE: 13.5' wide, 22' long, 8' tall)
    (an interesting site about the golden mean and how it occurs in nature)
    There are other ratios... only... I can't seem to find the website that explains 'em at the moment. I'll edit this post when I come across it.
     
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